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which on fortunately doesn't give a dollar amount any. mission to teach creation why it should care about humans. this is why you should care only on the dot com. as international experts scour the scene of a malaysian plane disaster in eastern ukraine accusations and counter-accusations of made but the e.u. says it remains unclear what brought the aircraft down. families and communities mourn the victims of the tragedy with people from at least ten countries among the dead most of the citizens. more questions than answers r.t. talks to aviation experts to find out what's behind many oddities of the fatal route that brought the malaysian boeing over the war zone east ukraine. while the world in shock over the air crash a deadly military strikes on eastern ukrainian land continue sixteen civilians are
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being confirmed dead in the city of. welcome thanks for joining us want to get once again you're watching r.t. international. experts from several countries are joining an international probe into the tragic crash of a malaysian passenger jet the wreckage size in eastern ukraine is spread out over several kilometer radius and white cotton markets have been placed where the victims' bodies have been found all two hundred ninety eight people on board were killed among them eighty children. it's believed that the plane was shot down by a missile however the european commission says it is seen no evidence confirming this so far the russian president and the chancellor of germany have agreed on
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holding an international investigation into the crash team of monitors from europe's main security watchdog arrived at the scene on friday earlier some of them complained the local self-defense forces were limiting their movements to the area but they now have full access international experts working there say they face a difficult task i mean first a good team. but it's not our job you're not investigating the calls for you also do not speculate on it but what you're here for is to see what measures are in place for the me to the security. measures and what measures have been taken to do we've seen a human and most efficient way. among course of monies to get to the scene of the tragedy while the monitors were exploring it and he filed this report we are now way past the twenty four hour mark that the bodies of the people that died at the crash malaysia airlines flight have been lying around here along with the burning
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debris you know the always see mission had already come here the spend about an hour talking to people and scouring the area now it's not just this area that's been affected the debris had and along with the bodies had falling in an area around twelve kilometers here so this is going to be a lengthy lengthy process for identification and for investigation as well and right now i had to ask you to take a look at what we have seen here so far and how this tragedy had affected the people that live here in eastern ukraine. this woman was out working in her garden when her son told her a body had fallen from the sky and broken through the roof of their house the badly mangled victim of the malaysian airlines flight has now been laying in in this kitchen for more than a day. at first i didn't notice that when she my son went out and said mom
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there is a body in the kitchen there was plastic everywhere i thought it was just a pile of rubbish but then i understood that it was a human body without a leg and was arms twisted and broken it was a man who fell out of the play and through the roof it's a murder a real murder. my wife and i were having dinner when we heard a strange noise that sounded like clapping a soon as we went out of the house we saw a body lying nearby it must have fallen from a very high altitude and the only thing left on the body was a t. shirt it was a man's legs were broken i saw practically no blood all but now you can smell these only two or be here there are no words to describe it well here's my house and it all happened right here it's like i was watching t.v. i heard a roar what did through explosions i would know and saw spinning planes without a wing with something or falling out of it the area where the plane crashed is near several mines that sustain people economically in the done as krege and so it comes
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as no surprise that coal miners were some of the first on hand to help but the scene of the tragedy. thought i've lived here with my family my whole life here where the crash happened i've been working in this coal mine for forty years and now i just want to help that's all there are thirty people in our ship and just two of them went to work others came here to help. is thought rose says of the victims are going to be arriving here shortly and no doubt they will be seeking answers but it seems they could be in for a quite a wait to find out just how their loved ones were taken from them for among koester of our c donetsk ukraine. and then other ones where the ill fated plane departed from as being the worst hit by the tragedy the majority of the passengers on board flight m.h. seventeen a total of one hundred ninety two people would citizens many were heading to
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southeast asia on holiday police visited a school reeling from the loss of three students. i was travelers rushed to catch their flights these floral tributes are the only visible reminder of the tragedy for victims' families the crew wait to find out who downed flight m.h. seventeen continues but away from the airport the heartbreaking stories a starting to emerge in the town a void and a school rocked by grief graduates of men kemah college robin hamill rick robot young van's it failed and his sister freda to wreak were about to start the next chapter of their lives while two of the three students from this school that sadly perished on i'm eight seventeen were in fact siblings a brother and a sister who were flying out to kuala lumpur with their grandparents who had gifted them a holiday to southeast asia for graduating from this school just several days ago
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everybody's together there's lots of crying everybody supporting one another you don't see something like this coming i knew he was going to hold the family show with you never expect something like this to happen instead of enjoying the first days of their summer holiday pupils and teaches a grieving. it's somebody saying something on the news is one thing but when it's about your own school it hits you i still don't understand where shellshocked the loss is terrible we've opened up the school so that the kids can come in and mourn together and so that the students that needs extra help can get professional trauma counseling. over announced today outside one of the city's bars we saw young men and women crying they were mourning the loss of their friends laurence van de graaff and his girlfriend collin kaiser who had planned to travel across malaysia. five last night i got a text and i woke up. and is going you have this roller coaster going round this
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different emotions despite. leave sure. those. if you were amsterdam has a population of just around eight hundred thousand people everyone we've spoken to is in shock but because that list of dutch casualties was so high on m.h. seventeen most of the people we've spoken to say they know someone or know someone who knows someone who died on that plane well what i wrote earlier today it's the same reassures my lover we've compared. to the population so i think it's pretty impactful and while relatives and friends of victims digest the news of what's happened the flags are flying at half mast a symbol of a nation in mourning. for people. but the spine of the tragedy ukraine's
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army is continuing its offensive in the country's east the latest attack resulted in sixteen civilian deaths will be bringing you more on that later this hour. speaking at the white house on friday the u.s. president claimed that there was firm evidence that the malaysian plane was downed by a surface to air missile fired from totally controlled by forces he also lashed out at russia for supporting the going to church account takes a closer look at those allegations. president obama said the missile was shot from the territory controlled by separatists in eastern ukraine evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by russian backed separatists inside of ukraine moreover we know that these separatists received a steady flow of support from russia having said that he also added we don't know exactly what happened i think it's very important for us to make sure that. we
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don't get out ahead of the facts. at this point in terms of identifying specifically what individual or group of individuals or a. personnel order that the strike. came about the u.s. president called for a credible international investigation and that is something all members of the u.n. security council are calling for including russia because nobody at this point knows who shot that missile the blame game is about who created the ground for this tragedy to happen and here we see a clash of different views the u.s. says russia is responsible because it supported the rebels russia says key if it's responsible because it launched this military operation in eastern ukraine and the u.s. supported it at this point we had this vicious back and forth between everyone involved and not involved and here are some of the media headlines appearing in the wake of the tragedy directly blaming bloody putin speculation has been piling up over who
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is to blame ukraine's government has issued what it claims to be a leaked phone call between local militia fighters admitting to downing a civilian plane and an unverified video circulating online proposed to show a missile launcher being smuggled out of ukraine after thursday's crash intelligence expert bridge says that the claims are lacking solid evidence. one could say from the outset with some investigation the area of ground from which it was launched and of course that would give an indication even though it's accepted i think that is to put it much of east ukraine is in a fluid situation in terms of who controls what any given time the ukraine government has released what it claims are a number of evidence should lead for example it is said that it intercepted communications it says between people on the ground that suggested that were firing or had fired or weapons and also ukraine government has in the past said that the
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rebels have these weapon systems i should point out that of course the ukraine government claims hours yet uncorroborated in respect of these intercepted transmissions and also of course. the prosecutor general himself the night that rebels have this system so it's fair to say there's a lot of confusion at the moment and really this really points the way to the importance of a thoroughly independent. investigation to uncover all of the leads in this case despite the accusations being made there are still more questions than answers it seems on the catastrophe and russia's defense ministry is demanding information from kiev for national reports. russia wants to know why the ukrainian authorities believe that the country's anti government forces shut down the airplane and while other countries opposition doesn't happen every force why i keep have deployed surface to air missiles in the area and russia's also calling on ukraine to release
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its records of the military tracking from the day of the tragedy hand questions have also been raised over why allow the airliner to deviate from its course and fly over the battleground these are the crucial issues that russia's deputy defense minister believes key of should clarify for a better understanding of what caused the tragedy i would like to express deep condolences to all people who are. who are in the currish going to want to use this opportunity to blame anybody just for the like a few questions to my. colleagues from our forces of ukraine while the investigation continues the accusations have been thrown from every direction to every direction and every budget understand that it should be done very carefully otherwise consequences could be very dramatic but still we can see
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that there are more questions than answers in this tragic story and there are many unexplained details surrounding the tragedy let's take a closer look at some of the first data from the flight radar service suggests that the plane diverged from its original route and secondly it's an all clear why the boeing and the zone of heavy fighting finally according to the statement of malaysia airlines ukrainian dispatchers asked the crew to fly lower than the height that had been a rigidly requested we have aviation expert chris sheets to comment. it's a brave quest. line so not being prevented from flying through this this conflict. the international civil aviation organization i.k.o. based in montreal. was the last organization to declare the as space to be safe. that presumably based on information received from
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the ukrainian authorities is. based in policy perhaps flawed intelligence to. the weaponry that insurgents on the border may or may not still. and so it's a whole bunch of questions cropping up now which we need down says we need some fairly quickly indeed a third to come here and international the people of gaza are facing the bloody consequences of israel's dramatic escalation hospitals are overflowing with civilian victims one in five is a child's we report on the tragic conflict after the break that the death toll has now reached three hundred twenty.
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look to. me. welcome back you're watching r.t. now as the world's attention remains focused on thursday's horrific plane tragedy in ukraine the latest deadly army shelling of the eastern city of lugansk has gone largely unnoticed is located just sixty kilometers from where the malaysian boeing came down here are images from the streets of shortly after an artillery attack that resulted in the death of at least sixteen people including three with dozens more were wounded local officials say sixty people have now been killed in the city in this ongoing army crackdown with more details is all tisa arena. one of the major developments is that the airport has been taken over by the ukrainian army now this was one of the most highly contested area near the city and they have
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entered the dance but not before inflicting heavy damage on its we're talking about shelling from the air shelling with missiles and artillery fire in one instance eight people were killed ten years three when a shell has exploded in the middle of a pedestrian crossing. basically the city has been left without electricity without running water a gas fired also has been hit leaving a lot of people without access to heat for cooking purposes for example there was already talk about the military and catastrophe in the city of lugansk but that is happening basically right on the heels of statements made by ukrainian officials before when they were saying that residential areas are not their primary targets what's happening in the seems to be pointing in exactly the opposite direction and we managed to reach a local resident by phone here's what she told us about that attack. you know the city came under mortar fire one is what we should twice during the day and
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we had to seek shelter on the ground according to people at the scene most victims have shrapnel. they would literally torn apart. the braiding forces have been patrolling this city and foreign troops and residentially of the. just over an hour ago moscow issued a list of u.s. citizens who are barred from entering russia twelve americans are targeted two of them for their involvement in torture at guantanamo bay and ten others for the abuse of detainees at abu ghraib prison in iraq moscow's blacklist was released two days after the u.s. imposed a new set of sanctions against russian companies. we have more details on that tit for tat measures on our website as well as background on how the ukraine crisis sparked the dispute had to r.t. dot com all the updates. on.
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and israeli man was killed in the south of the country on saturday by a rocket fired from gaza he is the third israeli fatal a t since the start of the current conflict which is claimed the lives of three hundred thirty palestinians meanwhile there was a tank a machine gun fire on the border this morning as the israeli army stepped up its ground operation gaza hospitals are struggling to cope with the influx of injured civilians. was. the work of the body that's been going. through a little. was. was . the.
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israel's ground offensive is now into its second day targeting cross border smuggling tunnels used by hamas while the stated goal is to destroy militant capability it's palestinian civilians who are paying the price at least twenty more people were killed on saturday alone as the i.d.f. unleashed an intense artillery bombardment u.s. president barack obama has warned israel against further loss of innocent lives of the palestinians killed since the air campaign kicked off last week one in five children are we fear brings us this report from gaza. thousands of troops and tanks stormed into garter in the early hours of friday morning as israel began its so-called anti terror campaign this is the. school in central gaza city we understand that over the last few days hundreds of families have come here to seek refuge from the ongoing escalation living in very very difficult conditions that conditions better than being in
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a stream the dangerous neighborhoods rania is among fifty from the to monny family who sought refuge here. but. the u.n. says twenty two thousand people have been internally displaced and sought refuge in its facilities since this latest bout of violence began last tuesday have consistently slammed into the homes of palestinians over the last two weeks yet israel maintains its only targeting hamas infrastructure. was one of those hit.
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it's less than a kilometer away from the israeli border and near a hospital that was being targeted here in the north of the strip these refugee camps some of the most densely populated places on earth and when the shooting starts people here suffer more than most despite the danger not all the heating israel's warnings to evacuate i understand that you were told to evacuate by israel why have you not evacuated. homes are not the only targets damaged in this escalation on friday morning three air strikes hit an office high up in a commercial building in one of the most developed areas of the city and. the. original promise
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i set up that i would have is it possible that people are firing missiles from your office this morning. but more can you. say you heard that here. well we're filming in the center of the city four rockets fired just behind us from a well known local military site the israeli prime minister has given orders to the israeli army to escalate its ground operations in the gaza strip palestinians here remember all too well the bloodiness of the winter two thousand and eight now an invasion of the gaza strip this a month of ramadan a time that is meant to be peaceful palestinian muslims simply pray to god to protect them and their families harry fear. the c.n.n. news network pulled its correspondent from covering the israeli palestinian conflict up to she tweeted that israelis were cheering as they watched bombs landed
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in gaza she later deleted that message but not before it had already been retreated two hundred times and this comes after another american network n.b.c. also removed its correspondent from the same region without explanation three more on those stories visit our website r.t. dot com. in other world headlines by car bombs of killed at least twenty six people in iraq's capital the blasts occurred in the mostly shiite muslim neighborhoods of baghdad no one has taken immediate responsibility for the attack but islamic militancy seized large parts of northern iraq last month previously claimed to have carried out several suicide bombings in the capital. elsewhere at least thirty eight people have been killed and five injured in a collision between a fan on a bus on a highway in central china the van which was loaded with flammable liquid burst into flames after hitting the back of the passenger vehicle several nearby cars were destroyed by the blast the fawaz being put out in the rescue operation.
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